LAMB OF GOD
frontman Randy Blythe
was found not guilty of manslaughter yesterday (Tuesday, March 5) by a panel of Czech judges in the concert death of one of the Richmond, Virginia-based metal band's fans.Blythe
was facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail sentence after a May 2010 incident in which a fan, Daniel Nosek
, who attended a LAMB OF GOD
performance in Prague, died almost a month later, allegedly from injuries sustained when he was thrown off the stage.
In a new posting on his Facebook
page, LAMB OF GOD
drummer Chris Adler
(pictured below) writes: "We greatly appreciate and have been fortunate to have the support of our friends, families and fans from all over the world during a nightmare situation for us in Prague. We are now able to get back to work, but are still saddened by the loss of Daniel Nosek
. The trial may be over, but the loss is forever and we also continue to mourn."
The state prosecutors have announced their intention to appeal the verdict; they have eight days to put this in writing.Blythe
was unaware of a warrant out for his arrest when he was detained last June after arriving at the Prague airport for a show with LAMB OF GOD
. He spent five weeks in custody before being released on bail in August.
The parents of the alleged victim were demanding compensation of 10 million Czech Koruna (approximately $530,000).